Friday, August 23, 2013

Happenings at A Place in Time on August 23rd 2013

Aloha Everyone,

Does it seem like the days are getting shorter? I know they are and they are definitely getting hotter also. Have you ever heard the phrase "Dog Days of Summer" ?  Being as old as I am I have. Growing up in Portland, Oregon, my dad would always refer to the hot sultry days in August as the "dog days of summer" and no air conditioning meant it was hard to fall asleep at night. Do you know where the phrase comes from?
Like with most things it goes back to Roman times ( they had no a/c either) and the brightest star in the sky during the hot sultry months was the Dog Star. Hence the phrase. Knowledge should make you feel cooler at night.

Priscilla's class on coloring with the Copic pens was enjoyed by all. I walked into the class area a couple of times and everyone was so very quiet. They were intent on blending and pushing colors. I looked over their shoulders and images were fantastic. Everyone was doing very well. People will be surprised at the future cards that they make.

Green Eyes and beautifully blended red hair

Green Hair anyone

As I mentioned in my last Blog, Fran's class on August 31st is sold out. Once I get all of the samples I will Blog the photos. The cards that the students will be making include wood embellishments that we make with our laser. You may not be able to take the class, but we will be offering the embellishments for anyone that wants them.

Priscilla has set a date for her Mini Album class. I have the sample if you want to stop by and look at it. Priscilla has done an outstanding job designing and laying out the various pages. There are numerous pockets or hidden compartments that can mount photos or have a special message. Binding the Album is very easy. Just use your Cinch machine. If you don't have one, ask Priscilla or give me a call. We can acquire it for you. Mark your calendar for Sunday, September 8th - 9:00am - 5:00pm. Yes, it's an all day class so bring your "brown bag" for lunch. There are a couple of places near by that you can get something to eat also. The supplies that you'll need to bring - I'll tell you in my next Blog. It looks to me that all you'll need is a Basic Tool Kit. The cost is $47.00. The following are photos of a few of the pages that make up the album - The actual album is much better looking than my photos.


Beautiful Asian Lady

We have been very busy in the Laser den. Electrical labels for solar companies and electricians, wood name tags, and glassware. We may have the opportunity to engrave 700+ surfboards for the 200th Navy Ball. I never know what will be coming in for us to do. Everything comes to an end. Art Hiu, my compatriot in the Laser Den has decided to retire at the end of August. He has been a good friend and a vital part of our success. I hope he brings his models over to work on in the classroom area. Priscilla and I can not thank Art enough for his help over the last 8 years. Whatever came up, Art was always there to help.

If your thinking of having solar panels installed and want a recommendation please give me a call. Priscilla and I are very pleased having made the decision to install a photvoltaic system 4 months ago.

That's all for now. Have a great weekend.

A Place in Time
1079 Liku Street
Kailua,  HI  96734

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Greetings from A Place in Time on August 15, 2013

Aloha Everyone,

It's a fine day at the Laser Den today. I thought you might like to see one of the cards that Fran will be showing her class how to make Saturday, August 31st. The class is full, but it still may give you an idea for a future project of your own. The embellishments we made with the laser and if you have questions regarding them you can give me a call.
Fran's  Card

Wood Embellishments

There is still a couple of spots left for Priscilla's class this Saturday (Aug. 17th). Take a look at my previous Blog for the details. You will bring color to your projects.

Priscilla is also putting together the finishing touches on a mini album that she will be teaching soon. Wow, I looked at the prototype last night and it's amazing. The color, the hidden pockets, the paper, the embellishments - it's beautiful. I will take some pictures and put it into my next blog along with the details of when, cost, time, etc.

That's all for now....Have a super day,

A Place in Time
1079 Liku Street
Kailua,  HI 96734

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Happenings at A Place in Time on August 6th 2013

Aloha Everyone,

Wow, I didn't realize it had been that long since my last Blog entry. Time goes by quickly when your busy. And we have been very busy in the Laser Den. July was our best month ever and that includes all the previous years we were operating out of the Old Craig's Bakery. We feel very blessed indeed. It's bitter sweet because we miss the people and the excitement at the old place. Occasionally, we still get phone calls from people wondering where we moved to. Oh! did you hear? I drove by the old place the other day and there was a new sign in the window. It looks like the Kailua Lions Club is going to be moving into the store.


First up:  The following is the info Priscilla wrote about her Copic Pen class on August 17th.

                "Summer fun is just about over and school has begun, so let's play and color. I will be having a repeat Copic coloring skin and hair class on August 17th. Class starts at 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

                Class Title: Let's Face It, Coloring can get Hairy
                Date:  Saturday, August 17th, 2013
                Fee:   $ 20.00\

                I have a limited amount of pens (one color each) and encourage you to bring your pens (clearly marked with your name). It is best to have 3 pens of the same color family separated by 2 or 3 digits in numbers, ie.: B03, B05, B08. Although we are doing only skin and hair, it is the technique on how to apply color and if all you have are greens or G's, then you will have green people. It could be interesting.....

               Supplies needed: Pen or pencil, Copic Sketch color markers E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, if you want Blondish hair bring Y's, Brownish hair bring E's, Black hair higher number W's and #100 Black. If you have only (1) number in the color, lets see if we can make it work with some color layering.

Coloring skin and hair seems to be challenging for most people, including me! This is what the class will concentrate on entirely. I have experimented with different color just because I (you can). All you are going to do is color, color, color! There is no cutting, no pasting, no assembly, just coloring and writing down what you are doing - bring something to write on.

              There is limited seating ( 8 students ). Call Bill at 808-261-2882 to register."

                                               Priscilla Teska

Fran will be having a class on Saturday, August 31. Like all of her classes, this one is sold out. If there are any cancellations I will keep you informed. As soon as I get samples I will post them on the Blog. This class will have a Hawaiian theme. Fran and I are collaborating on wood cutouts that will be used as embellishments. You will color the wood to give it your individual flavor. We will also be packaging the wood embellishments in case you want them for future projects. I will let you know the list of materials you will need to bring as soon as Fran lets me know. The class will be from 1:30pm - 3:30pm.

Last up, I wanted to share with you a couple of cards Priscilla recently made. With the number of kids, grand children, and close friends we have, Priscilla is kept very busy. I marvel at her talent and how the cards are unique and different. It gives her a great deal of joy making them. It's like giving a part of herself to the person receiving the card. You card makers know what I mean.

Happy  Birthday

Hau'oli La Hanau  -  using our wave stencil

That's all for now. I hope you all are having a great summer. If your in the area, stop by the Lazer Den and say "Hi".

A Place in Time
1079 Liku Street
Kailua,  HI  96734